Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The past few weeks

Since Halloween is just a few days away, we decided it was time to carve our pumpkins. Stacia and Milena drew faces on theirs and then Bobby helped them cut out the pieces. Landon wanted to pick a pattern out of the kit so he picked one that he says is Iron Man and I helped him cut it out ( Okay I pretty much did it all and I have to say that by the time I was finished my arm was killing me, how sad is that?). Bobby also did one of the patterns and found out it's not as easy as it seems, but they all turned out great and we had a lot of fun doing it.

Great Auntie Nenka always sends the kids a Halloween card with a McDonald's gift card. They love it, not only do they get mail, but they also get to go to their favorite restaurant. Thank you Auntie Nenka We love You!!!

We didn't do anything too fabulous over UEA weekend, but we did manage to get to the park for a picnic. We went to Wines park and as soon as we got there I noticed that there was a Police Car parked on one side of the park, which wouldn't be that weird accept then I noticed there were two more circling the park. They were there for almost the whole time we were, but I never did find out what was going on. I was going to take a picture of the one who was parked so I could post it, but I am a big chicken and thought he might get mad.

For some reason a baby on a swing is so darn cute :)

Lauren has learned how to climb the stairs which to me is not a happy occasion at all, but as you can see she is pretty proud of herself.

So that's what we have been up to the last few weeks. We also all got the flu, but I don't have any pictures of that, thank goodness.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Lauren!

Lauren was a trouble maker and a miracle right from the start. We thought we were complete after we had Milena, but Lauren had other ideas. I didn't know she was on her way until I was 4 months pregnant and by the time I got int0 the Doctor I was over 5mths along. She was born seven weeks early so there was only ten weeks separating my first Dr. appt. and the delivery...I know shortest Pregnancy ever! She had to stay in the NICU for three long weeks, and even though I thought I was a pro at the NICU stuff it was still really hard and and I had my meltdowns. It was so wonderful to bring her home, she is such a happy girl, we are so happy and thankful to have her in our family. I'm feeling a multitude of emotions today, she is growing so fast and now knowing she is my last baby is making me a little sad, but also very happy.

It was such a blessing when we could finally hold her.

Already enjoying tanning.

First Halloween, 6 days before coming home.

Mom is exhausted but happy to be going home.

Blessing day.

3 months old

5 months old

10 months old

First time swimming, 9 months old

Our little munchkin has come a long way, you would never know she was only 4lbs when she was born... she has surely made up for that.

Stacia, Landon and Milena got her some goldfish and a cute little book.

We are having a little family party for her on Sunday, but I really wanted to celebrate on her birthday. As you can see she very much enjoyed the cake, I'm sure she won't mind doing it again for the fam.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blue belt test

Landon tested for his Blue belt on Sat. and as always he did a great job. It really amazes me how much information he can hold in his head. Along with all the physical things they have to learn there is also ALOT of memorization. The most fun part is when they do their self defense against the instructor, and of course when they get to break a board. It is so cute to watch and Landon really enjoys it.

On Monday after class, Master Augustine takes off their old belt and puts on their new one. Then he shakes their hand and congratulates them. Good work Landon, keep it up!

Opening night at Rio Tinto Stadium

Thurs. Oct. 9th was the first time RSL played in their new stadium. It was really fun, they had fireworks during the National Anthem and then they shot a ton of confetti and streamers at us. The game had it's ups and downs, there was even some red card excitement! The big screen was on the opposite side from Rice Eccles so we kept looking the wrong way for instant replays and stuff. Jeff brought a date(Megan I think) who was very nice, but he says she is too mature for him... I say one of them has to be mature right? Bobby's Cousin Tristan came with his wife Amy and they had a great time until the game was over and they discovered their car had been towed! So much for an inexpensive night out. Bobby and I drove them home and they picked up their car the next day. It was a great evening with great company. The final score was 1-1, so at least they didn't lose.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

England and an Elephant Parade

Bobby recently had the opportunity to go to England. While he was there he got to see a Manchester United game and take a tour of the stadium. It was a short trip, but something that you don't get to do everyday, and will be a great memory for him.
Steak and Kidney pie----not so good

Manchester United Locker room
The walk to the stadium on game day---what a great atmosphere!!!
Coaches and players that are not in the starting line up sit here during the game.
The front of Old Trafford!
15 min before game time...at kick off this place was packed(76,000fans) The fans can not drink beer in the seats so they all sing chant and drink in the concession area right up till kick off. Unbelievable to hear these fans cheer and sing their songs.
Meanwhile.... back at home, I took the kids up to Salt Lake to see an Elephant parade. It was a long wait for a short parade but the kids loved it and that's what counts right? Plus they got cotton candy, popcorn, and balloon animals, all in all it was a fun afternoon.

Also while Bobby was in England, Rachel came to stay with me. Austin happened to be out of town at the same time,so it worked out great. We watched chick flicks, went to a BBQ at the Hillman's and just hung out and had fun together. Thanks Rach, the weekend would have felt much longer without you!